Friday Roundup: New Alien-Hunting TV Show, a Metamaterials Update, and Malta's Ancient Astronaut Investigation
The other half of Unidentified’s production team, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, made an announcement yesterday that they have acquired Linda Moulton Howe’s collection of UFO “metamaterials.” Yes, Ancient Aliens and To the Stars have now joined in an unofficial all-History Channel crossover event. Here is part of their press release
San Diego, CA (July 25, 2019) - To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA) has acquired multiple pieces of metamaterials and an archive of initial analysis and research for their controversial ADAM Research Project. ADAM, an acronym for Acquisition and Data Analysis of Materials, is an academic research program focused on the exploitation of exotic materials for technological innovation.
It’s worth noting that there is no evidence whatsoever that the scraps of metal came from a vehicle of any kind. That is utter speculation.
We already know what’s in the Howe collection. It’s the industrial waste sent to Art Bell that was tested in the early 2000s and found to be the leftovers from industrial processing. TTSA is reviving the claim that this industrial waste is something unearthly, something that Hal Puthoff previewed last year when he cited these pieces as potential alien material.
Meanwhile, the long shadow of Ancient Aliens has darkened the normally sunny shores of Malta. You might remember that Ancient Aliens and its erstwhile spinoff In Search of Aliens spent time in Malta trying to prove that elongated skulls there belonged to alien hybrids because they lacked a sagittal suture, a feature that can vanish in artificially deformed skulls due to pressure but which ancient astronaut theories believe is physical proof of alien origins.
According to Malta Today, Heritage Malta, the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia are teaming up to reexamine Malta’s elongated skulls in order to lay conspiracy theories to rest and learn about the origins of the elongated skulls, which were first unearthed in 1926.
Perhaps the most depressing part of the story is that the project is titled “The Sentinels of Ħal Saflieni, Malta: Science Facts versus Science Fiction” in recognition of the ancient astronaut theory and its influence on public perceptions of Maltese history.
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